Congratulations and warmest thanks to Operation Welcome Home!!!
This outstanding organization has been in existence now for FOUR YEARS! We have welcomed home over 100,000 Soldiers as they return from their Deployments. The events are planned to a tee...from the 'conveyor belt' method of filling goodies bags for the Soldiers, to the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at each event. When planes have been delayed, the core group crank up the music and keep the volunteers pumped up!
Oh...the gulp in my throat each and every time the doors open and the first Soldier walks down our 'Parade' of grateful Americans. The opportunity to shake the hands of Warriors and to say Thank You is such an honor.
OWH, I am so grateful for your support of our Troops. To the countless organizations who donate time and items for the goodies bags...thank you!
BWI Airport Authorities
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
and Countless Individuals
If you live near an Airport which has an Operation Welcome Home group, I do encourage you to participate in an event.
May Almighty God protect each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.